Nov 2, 2012 2:30pm PDT
stay ahead of the growth. instead of trying to catch up and make order out of chaos. >> trucks in india averaged just 21 kilometers per hour. that makes transporting perishable food a big challenge. public transport systems are also out of date. cities like delhi are growing too quickly. >> innovative transportation concepts are required to prevent cities from collapse, but only a few asian cities have already laid ground to cope with future needs. >> one theme at the asia-pacific conference of german business is that the infrastructure of asian cities needs to be completely reexamined. everything from roads to electricity. >> there is not enough capacity for power generation here. that has to be improved, and in the delivery of electricity, there are losses of up to 25% between the power station and the customer. >> german companies hope to play a role in upgrading and expanding the infrastructure. >> still to come, who are the next rulers of china? >> and how a german university is relocating to the red sea. >> we will be back in one minute with more. >> stick around. >> welcome back.
Nov 12, 2012 2:30pm PST
. it is a different story in china, india, and the middle east were declines will move sharply over the next decade. the international agency -- energy agency believes many will be shipped to asia in the future radically changing the map of global energy flows. >> and no major plunge for the dax today. we on this report from the frankfurt stock exchange on what is moving today. >> to 0.7%, the german stock index, lost in the previous week, so maybe it is already good news that it did not inevitably plunged further on the first trading day of this week. political issues like greece, the fiscal cliff in the united states, keeping investors anxious and earnings season is about to come to an end in germany. so far, very few managed to surprise with their earnings and many doubt whether the outlooks coming in will manage to change the trend. >> let's have a closer look at some of the market numbers. the dax ending just slightly up at 7168. eurostoxx 50 down. the dow jones up a bit to 12.835. the euro is trading at $1.2710. >> we seem to be having some technical difficulties. let's turn to some japanese
Nov 14, 2012 2:30pm PST
diamond, which is described as internally flawless, came from ancient mines in india. it sold to an anonymous telephone bidder. it is the highest price per carry -- carat ever paid for a colorless diamond and well above the pre-sale estimate. >> we have to take a break, but when we come back, we will hone in on a country where the cash is not flowing so readily -- spain. >> after the break, we will touch on another challenge. >> that's in a minute. >> welcome back. the spanish government might soon have another problem to add to its plate. recent polls show that more than half of the citizens in the catalonia region want to break away from spain all together. >> if the party wins in elections, it could put more pressure on madrid for independence. catalonia is located in the country's northeast. its economy is strong, especially when compared to the rest of the country. many citizens and business leaders feel they are contributing more than they are getting back from their government. >> barcelona, the capital of catalonia, is an economic powerhouse. the regional push for inde